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Neonate undergoes peri-umbilical surgery to repair bowel

It is well accepted that minimal invasive surgery is considered to be superior to open surgery, especially when it comes to decreased post-operative pain, quicker post-operative recovery, shorter hospital stay

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Common questions about breast reconstruction after breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women worldwide. We spoke to Dr Frank Graewe, plastic and reconstructive surgeon based at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt to look at some of


Tackling the crisis of organ donation in SA

The innovative Wits Transplant Procurement Model shows promise in increasing deceased organ donor numbers in South Africa. Only 0.2% of South Africans are registered organ donors, according to statistics collected


A new solution to managing chronic pain offers long-term relief

Pain is a daily challenge that many people have to contend with. When it is a chronic condition, this can drastically affect the patient’s quality of life. Dr Andries Oberholzer


Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg brings expert care to rural communities

Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg takes a bold new step in public-private partnership. When Mediclinic first embarked on an ambitious partnership with local provincial hospitals to provide pro bono surgeries for patients on


Meet the first black woman to qualify as a plastic surgeon in SA

The first black woman to qualify as a plastic surgeon in SA is driving her field into the future. “As a surgeon you are helping people in a physical and


Knee replacement for patient with Lorian-Dwarfism

Dr Hennie Bester, an orthopaedic surgeon based at Mediclinic George, encountered an unusual case recently. Theo Bosman, a 74-year old resident of George, came to his practice as he required


New solutions for deadly heart conditions

On Tuesday 23 April 2019, Dr Razeen Gopal, a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Cape Town Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Centre located at Mediclinic Panorama, implanted the world’s smallest smart device to


Baby receives spinal surgery while in utero

In a first for Africa, a baby has received spina bifida surgery while in utero Mediclinic Morningside’s Professor Ermos Nicolaou, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and Specialist in Maternal and Foetal


A step in the right direction: Anelisa Baiiso

“I think everyone in healthcare becomes involved in this industry for one reason: to do good,” says Dr Dirk Nell, an orthopaedic surgeon at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt in Bellville, Cape